Nightly News   |  February 04, 2013

Obama pushes for expanded gun control laws

President Barack Obama stopped in Minneapolis on Monday as part of his gun control tour advocating an expansion of background checks and a ban on new assault weapons, among other measures. NBC’s Brian Williams has more. 

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>>> president obama took his bush for tougher gun control laws to minneapolis today. you may recall, it's a city they used to call murder-opolis. they successfully brought the homicide rate down with juvenile violent crime rates dropping sharply, as well. the president is calling on congress to pass that expansion of background checks, limits on high-capacity ammunition magazines and a ban on new assault weapons.